Shaved Squirrel

This route is located in the Southern Region at Shady Grove

Listerine Girl

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Pile Driver 5.12d (Sport) *

First Ascent: Greg Kerzhner in 2008
Length: 80ft
Bolts: 11 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Put your beer goggles on for this one! Next line right of Taste the Rainbow. Climb through several epoxied jugs to the chains.
Bolted by Mark Stevenson.
Moves: Jugs
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: RRGCC

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5.12d (5 votes)

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SCIN said on November 18th, 2007
Does anyone know anything about this line? I heard it was 13a and kind of dirty. That's all I know.
JR said on November 19th, 2007
I thought Craig(sp.) bolted it.
Anonymous said on November 20th, 2007
I thought this was Mark's route?
Anonymous said on November 24th, 2007
Definetly shoulc be called "The Choss Monkey's JB-Weld Adventure." Choss and glue all over it.
dan4geng said on April 27th, 2008
I suggest this thing should be The Aesthetic Choss Pile. This route is pretty disgraceful. There is a huge glued on hold and mucho glue elsewhere on it and for some reason there are three hangers places within 6 inches. The holds are all pretty big or positive. This route is definitely not 13a as the new guidebook suggests.
ray said on May 5th, 2008
I couldn't believe amount of epoxy and botched bolts hanging all over this route. This line is kind of like an ugly chick with a great body. If you squint your eyes and look past the uglies you may just have a good time.
dan4geng said on May 5th, 2008
or kind of like a hot girl with leprosy... She looks soo good you just have to touch her, but as soon as you do you realise it was a bad idea. And before you know it pieces of her start falling off left and right
JR said on October 7th, 2008
What not to do.
pigsteak said on May 18th, 2009
is this line really as bad as everyone is letting on? it looks awesome from the ground, but merely the comments on here stopped me from even trying it.
2tall said on April 16th, 2012
This line looked pretty solid from the ground, got motivated as I hadn't heard anything about it yet... By far the worst route I've ever touched in the gorge. Middle 4 bolts were okay, everything else was glue and poo. If you were hoping that time and traffic would clean this thing up, it has not. Don't do it!!!
Chuckdott said on May 31st, 2017
It's a choss pile for sure, but I would recommend it if you're looking for an enduro challenge at this grade. The crux is low and endless good holds with poor rests take you the rest of the way. Not like the others where you can easily rest throughout, unless perhaps you bring a kneepad.